RV Airflow is essential for a comfortable RV. Much like cars, RV’s tend to heat up rather quickly. It is not always possible to run an air conditioner and RV air conditioners tend to be noisy. Many people prefer to open the windows, but that does not always guarantee airflow into the RV.
When we boondock, we try to conserve as much energy as possible. This means that we need to find ways to improve the rv airflow without turning on the air conditioner. Even with windows on opposing slides, it’s nearly impossible to get a steady breeze into the RV.
How the Maxx Air Fan Drastically Improves RV Airflow
Enter the Maxx Air Fan. Most RV’s have a standard fan in one or more of their ceiling vents. Quite frankly, these fans are only meant to pull air in or out in one room — the room that has the fan.
The Maxx Air fan solves this problem and then some.
We run our Maxx Air fan on high and have all of the windows open in the RV. We also make sure the Maxx Air fan is set to pull air out of the RV rather than into it. This creates a vacuum effect that literally pulls air in from the windows and up the Maxx Air fan. It works so well that we have found our air conditioner use to be minimal, even when it is pushing 85-90 degrees outside.
A major bonus to the Maxx Air fan that we installed is that it can be run while it’s raining. It has a rain guard on it. We love the fact that we can continue to take advantage of the airflow it creates in all weather. It also has a built-in thermostat. This allows you to set a temperature and have it automatically turn on if the room it’s in reaches this temperature. This is a great boondocking feature that helps conserve energy. Sometimes we leave the RV early in the morning before it warms up but want to ensure the fan turns on when it does warm up. Peace of mind and convenience all in one!
The Maxx Air fan is simple to install. It took me maybe 2-3 hours to install with the majority of that time was cleaning up the old sealant on the roof and replacing it with new Dicor. You want to make sure you take your time with this step to ensure no water leaks are possible.
What steps have you taken to improve the climate in your RV? Interested in learning about our experience living in a small space? Check out this post here!
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